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The children of Alfred Astle and Hannah McPherson

Children

Born

At

Married

Date

At

Died

At

Edith Muriel

1899

Heathtown, Wolverhampton

N/A

N/A

N/A

1997

Stretton,

Burton on Trent

Charles Henry

1910

Burton on Trent

Kathleen Annie Robinson

1934

Burton on Trent

1942

Burton on Trent

Sydney Alfred

1915

Burton on Trent

Hilda Stokes

1939

Burton on Trent

1985

Burton on Trent



Alfred (1872-1936)

Alfred was my grandfather. He worked above and below ground at Gresley colliery as pony driver and stable hand. He also worked as a stable boy for Sir Herbert Evershed at Netherseal Hall. In his early teens he had two attacks of rheumatic fever, and suffered ill health in later life as a result. At the time of his marriage he was a journeyman brewer, and later worked as salesman/manager of a paint firm in Wolverhampton. Sometime between 1905 and 1910 the family moved back to Burton and he was an agent/district superintendent of the Britannic Assurance Co. there. He became unemployed due to illness, and worked at Silvertown Rubber Co. Ltd. Horninglow, Burton as an engineer’s storekeeper when he was able.

Hannah MacPherson was a schoolteacher and trained at Edge Hill College Liverpool (the first non-denominational Teachers Training College in England and Wales). Admission to the college was highly competitive and all prospective students had to pass the Queen’s scholarship, and their placing in the order of merit was very important. Hannah was a schoolteacher in Colchester when she married Alfred, and returned for a short time after the wedding, before moving back to Wolverhampton.

Alfred and Hannah were married at the Wesleyan Chapel, in Heathtown Wolverhampton on 31st July 1898.

Alfred was the son of James Astle and Sarah Edwards

Hannah was the daughter of  
Malcolm MacPherson and Mary Alice Dancer

Alfred and Hannah were married at the Wesleyan Chapel, in Heathtown Wolverhampton on 31st July 1898.

Alfred was the son of James Astle and Sarah Edwards

Hannah was the daughter of  
Malcolm MacPherson and Mary Alice Dancer